Ryan valiantly keeps the flame burning for singing in the tradition of his influences (Jack Jones, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Mel Torme) with his impressive vocal stylings and incredible command of the stage. The music he sings reflects meticulous taste and the quality standards of the American songbook writers such as Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Sammy Cahn and Hoagy Carmichael.
Ryan's natural baritone voice is smooth, polished and perfect for the music that captured his attention at the age of 12. He interprets the music he sings with his wonderful tone control and puts sincere feeling into every song. With supreme confidence, he leaps on the stage, belting out smooth polished numbers with all the finesse of an old pro.
Ryan started his professional career by winning Pat Boone's "Search For America's Next Great Crooner" contest when he was only a 16 yr. old Mid-Michigan high school student. He was immediately signed to Pat's recording company, "The Gold Label" where he has released two albums produced by Boone. Since then he has appeared on national TV and radio, with world-wide magazine recognition. He has performed coast to coast both in jazz clubs with small combos and on the concert stage with big bands and orchestras.
How wonderful it is that good music has an ambassador in Ryan DeHues! His voice is one that you cannot and will not ignore, and one that you will want to hear again and again.